Side by Side is a video series on local multiplayer games. This is episode 14 of 17.

This week Joel Goodwin of Electron Dance and Gregg Burnell of Tap-Repeatedly get their poles in a twist in Bennett Foddy’s Super Pole Riders, another game from the Sportsfriends package. Two players pole vault for victory – if they can slam that ball into goal. Watch the video here or direct on YouTube.

  • “And then I’m pole vaulting the wrong way, it’s like, what am I doing?
  • “I need a replay! That was awesome!”
  • “No! Yes. No! Yes. No!”
  • “You’d get a bit of a rhythm going… but I tend to just fluff it up right at the end.”
  • “I’m not playing this game with you any more, Gregg.”
  • The original Pole Riders prototype is available to play online for free at
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The series theme is the delightful “Adventures in your sleep” by The Blake Robinson Synthetic Orchestra.

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